The personality and behavioral changes that commonly accompany Alzheimer’s disease are one of the greatest challenges for caregivers. Choosing the appropriate response for the behavior involves using person-centered care strategies. Your response to behaviors can make a big difference in the quality of life for a person with Alzheimer’s disease. Keep in mind that every individual with Alzheimer’s disease is a unique person with varying abilities and needs that change over time as the disease progresses (Alzheimer’s Association, 2016). In this course, you will learn about behavioral symptoms as a form of communication, the role that understanding the meaning of these behaviors plays in providing person-centered care, and strategies and techniques that you can use to address behavioral symptoms. While this course references Alzheimer’s disease, the concepts and interventions discussed can apply to all forms of dementia.
This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.
Texas HHSC has determined that Relias Learning’s submitted training meets or exceeds the minimum standards for HCSSA administrator training in the following categories: Licensed Home Health, Licensed and Certified Home Health, Personal Assistance Services, Hospice. Texas HHSC also recognizes Relias Learning provides continuing education for administrators and alternate administrators. This activity is approved for 1.0000 contact hours.
Relias Learning, LLC is approved as a Curriculum Developer by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours for all WA State Direct Care Workers. Training Provider Code: WA0624. CE Approval Code: CO1731810
This course is approved by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Facility Services - Group Care Licensure Section (NC-DHHS)
Program Sponsor ID #032316
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.
Relias, LLC is approved by the California Department of Social Services as a Continuing Education Training Program Vendor to provide Continuing Education training courses to administrators of residential care facilities for the elderly.
Vendor/Provider # 2000224-740-2;
Approval # 224-0149-31462.
This activity is approved by the California Department of Social Services for 1.00 contact hours.
Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators (CEBroker Provider # 50-290)
Georgia Nursing Home Administrators Board (CEBroker Provider # 50-290)
Relias, LLC is approved by the California Department of Social Services as a Continuing Education Program Vendor to provide Continuing Education training courses to administrators of Adult Residential Facilities.
Vendor/Provider # : 2000224-735-2
Approval # 224-0143-34149
This activity is approved by the California Department of Social Services for 1.0000 contact hours.
Relias, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education by the California Department of Public Health, Provider # NAC7001.
The certificate must be retained by the licensee for a period of four (4) years after the course is completed.
This learning activity meets the definition of *** ONLINE *** CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.0000 contact hours.
59A-36.011 Staff Training Requirements. Location: Online
This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 1.0000 clock hours. If you have any feedback regarding the NAB approved continuing education programs, send your email to the following address: [email protected]
This course is approved as continuing education by the Oregon Department of Human Services in accordance with state regulation 411-057-0140 for Assisted Living Administrators, Residential Care facility Administrators and Memory Care Communities within the State of Oregon. This activity is approved by Oregon Department of Human Services for 1.00 contact hours.
This course is NCCAP approved NCCAP5028624-23NT. All NCCAP approved courses count 100% towards certification.
This program is approved for 1.00 hours by the Dietary Managers Association. Approval code 166820.
This educational offering is approved by the California Nursing Home Administrator Program (NHAP) as a Patient Care/Aging ("P" credit) course. Provider # CEP 1701; Course Approval # 1701001-8645/P. This activity is approved for 1.0000 contact hours.
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Identifying the Meaning of Behaviors A. Types of Behaviors B. The Meaning of Behaviors C. Behavior is Communication D. Use of Person-Centered Care E. The Holistic Assessment F. Meet Alice G. Behavioral Triggers H. Problem-Solving Approach I. Meet Bert J. Summary Section 3: Person-Centered Strategies and Techniques A. The Plan of Care B. What Can You Do? C. Addressing Behavioral Triggers D. Communication Strategies E. Rummaging and Hoarding F. Wandering G. The Three A’s H. Dealing with Confusion I. Inappropriate Sexual Behaviors J. Resistance to Care K. Medication Use L. Restraints Are Not the Answer M. Caregiver Stress N. Review O. Summary Section 4: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributor C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations!
Lindsey R. Goldberg, MSN-Ed., RN began working in the healthcare industry in 2000. Lindsey began her journey in the healthcare industry as a medical records clerk for a large Neurosurgical practice in South Florida. She then progressed to a Medical Assistant in 2001 and worked in the settings of orthopedic, primary, urgent care and concierge practices. Lindsey graduated with highest honors from Nova Southeastern University in 2007 with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. As a registered nurse, Lindsey worked mainly with the adult and geriatric populations in the acute care hospital setting. The areas she worked in the hospital included: telemetry, medical/surgical, observation, chest pain and step-down units. While working as a registered nurse, Lindsey continued her education and obtained her Masters of Science in Nursing with a specialty in Education in 2015. After obtaining her Masters degree, she taught briefly at a community college in the nursing program as a clinical instructor. During that timeframe Lindsey was also involved in a pharmaceutical trial in which she administered the trial drug and followed one patient throughout the entire process. Lindsey also maintains her clinical skills by working for an after-hours triaging service. In her most recent position, she was a chronic care manager and health coach for Medicare patients enrolled in a digital health program. In this role, she provided health coaching, general wellness tips and diagnosis specific teaching for roughly 1500 patients. She currently serves as a medical content writer and internal subject matter expert for Relias Learning. Disclosure: Lindsey R. Goldberg, MSN-Ed., RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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